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Clin Chest Med. 2006 Dec;27(4):679-89; abstract x.

Quality of life, emotional abnormalities, and cognitive dysfunction in survivors of acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome.

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  • 1Department of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT 84143, USA.


This article provides a brief discussion of the recent literature linking quality-of-life impairment to physical dysfunction after acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome. Its main focus is a review of the current knowledge concerning cognitive and emotional outcomes after lung injury and their impact on long-term quality of life.

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